Buffalo Mountain

Buffalo Mountain, in Logan County and Wyoming County, is among the most prominent ridges in the southern West Virginia coalfields. One of the world’s worst coal mining tragedies occurred along the northern flank of the mountain on Buffalo Creek, where, in 1972, a poorly constructed dam collapsed, killing hundreds of miners and their families and leaving thousands homeless.

The mountains summit reached 2,624 feet but has been lowered my the removal of the mountain by coal mining. The mountain is part of the Cumberland Mountains.

Two additional mountains, in Mingo County and Greenbrier County, are also named Buffalo Mountain.


Map showing Buffalo Mountain in Logan County

 of summit on Buffalo Mountain